About this project
Hi, I'm Timothy Young. I'm an author/illustrator and my first book, I'm Looking For A Monster!, was published a few years ago by Random House. It did well, won a couple of awards and is still selling,
I recently found a great publisher, Schiffer Publishing, and I have 2 new books that will be out for the 2012 fall season, Shadows On My Wall and They're Coming!
I've learned from experience that as an author you need to be out promoting your own books. Marketing and travel are expensive. I'm looking to raise money so I can cover the up-front costs for promotion so that the word is out about these books when they are released in the fall. I also need to spend some time creating promotional materials and building a website for the books.
Shadow's On My Wall is about a boy who is scared by the things he sees in the shadows cast on his wall by the streetlight outside his window. He's very imaginative in his solutions to overcome his fears.
In They're Coming!, the various creeps and creatures and spooky things that come out at night are all coming, but why? And where are they all heading?
I've been lucky, I've had a very exciting, creative career. Aside from writing and illustrating, I've been an animator, a sculptor, a toy designer, and an art director. I've worked on projects like Pee-Wee's Playhouse, Disney's Doug and Peter Gabriel's Big Time music video. I designed and built Muppets for the Jim Henson company, I was the first person to sculpt the Simpsons' heads for Burger King toys and I was design director for the company that created the Meanies, the Beanie Baby toy parodies. Have a look, some of my Kickstarter rewards come from my eclectic career path in the toy, publishing and entertainment industries and some of them are quite rare. You can visit www.creaturesandcharacters.com to see more samples of my work.
If you are a retailer who wants to sell my books, I'm Looking For A Monster! is available now from Random House. The ISBN number is 978-0-375-84416-4. The two new books will be available for pre-order soon, I will post the information as soon as Schiffer Publishing releases their newest catalog. Please contact me about book signing opportunities.
Sculpted Before Your Eyes Monster Choices:
Here are the 3 monsters. I will sculpt 1 of them in Polyform Clay and post updates of the progress. I will make a silicone mold and cast 10 of them.
An Important note on the rewards!
I had to put an outside date for fulfilling the rewards. If you pledge, you will get your copies of my new books as soon as I get copies from Schiffer Publishing, which could be as soon as July. Once I get a firm delivery date I will post it here to let you know. Be among the first to get your signed copies!
A NEW reward level!
For $75 I will design a one-of-a-kind original, fully-rendered character for you! You get a signed fine-art print as well as a digital version you can use as your avatar on Facebook, Twitter or anywhere you want. Here are some characters I've designed over the years. You also get a signed copy of each of my new books!
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